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Joined 03-03-02, id: 179179, Profile Updated: 03-04-13
Author has written 19 stories for Farscape, Dragon Age, and Mass Effect.

About...

My Writing:

Graded Absolutism will be updated as often as non-online life allows, sorry it can't be more often!

All of my fic is mirrored at AO3, if you prefer to read there.

I do have a Tumblr account, listed under the same username. Feel free to follow (and unfollow, I'm not everyone's cuppa!) as you like. Expect a fair amount of silliness.

Me:

I don't generally beta-read, sorry. I'm terribly subjective and tend to project. (Also, have you seen the technical errors in my work? Good gravy. I shouldn't be beta-ing a shopping list!)

I don't read much fanfiction, either. While there are some amazing writers out there, the possibility of inadvertently borrowing phrasing or imagery and recycling it into my own work makes me very cautious about indulging.

The old fic:

Although I was fairly active in the Farscape fandom around 2001-ish, I posted very little of my work in a public venue. When I left that community and closed my website, all of my fanfiction went, too.

I've had this account since '02, but finally (mid-2011) uploaded some of the things I wrote during my Farscape obsession.

Yes. I realize it is riddled with head-popping POV shifts, as well as other errors.


PS... Teri... if you ever get here... we love and miss you.

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Taetrus Trash by anonymous moose reviews
Thirty years after the war, an old turian returns to a home that isn't home on a planet he always hated. He doesn't know why. Post-ME3, original cast.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 15 - Words: 42,555 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 4/28/2013 - Published: 11/12/2012 - Complete
River Stone by LoquaciousQuark reviews
Hawke is captured and branded in a failed Rite of Tranquility, but the longer she is forced to hide the truth the harder it is to find again. Hawke/Fenris.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 6 - Words: 46,954 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 211 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 8/10/2012 - Published: 7/31/2012 - Hawke (F), Fenris - Complete
Strangely Oriented Stars by littleblackdog reviews
He blamed Rinna for tearing open such a wound in him; these soft, delicate hands could never have twisted their way into his chest otherwise. This woman was a study in contradiction, and for the first time in his life, Zevran hesitated.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 11 - Words: 54,823 - Reviews: 123 - Favs: 236 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 3/15/2011 - Published: 2/16/2010 - Surana, Zevran A. - Complete
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Graded Absolutism reviews
After Shepard destroyed the Collector base, the Illusive Man decides to correct an error he made during the Lazarus Project; he should have let Miranda put in the chip. f!Shepard/Thane; f!Shepard/Garrus. Post-ME2/ME3 AU.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 24 - Words: 74,096 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 104 - Updated: 8/9/2013 - Published: 7/13/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
Positive Valence reviews
It's good to come home. Pure wish-fulfillment. Post-ME3. No tears or angst, just Thane and Shepard in love.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,803 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/5/2013 - Shepard (F), Thane K. - Complete
A Month's Minding reviews
She is an angel of wrath; he follows like death's own shadow.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,829 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/3/2013 - Shepard (F), Thane K. - Complete
Relative Density reviews
In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. Post-ME3, Shepard/Garrus.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,839 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/4/2013 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
At Least the Popcorn Wasn't Bad reviews
Shepard and Garrus spend an afternoon of shore leave on the Citadel. Pure, unapologetic fluff.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,454 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/6/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Points of Divergence
My Mass Effect drabbles, glorious failures, and other completely unbeta'd bibs-n-bobs of 'what might have been'. Each 'chapter' labeled as to pairings, rating, warnings, etc.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,589 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/8/2012
Unfortunate Liminality reviews
Shepard and Garrus deal with the implications and consequences of fraternization. Angst with a healthy dose of schmoop and gunfire.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Angst/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,994 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 6/3/2012 - Published: 5/31/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Abstracted reviews
f!Shepard/Thane. All things must eventually go to the sea, and some kisses are bitter with the taste of goodbye.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,054 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/16/2012 - Shepard (F), Thane K. - Complete
Any Other Love Story reviews
Because it's not always life and death and angst. f!Hawke/Fenris.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,334 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 8 - Published: 1/2/2012 - Hawke (F), Fenris - Complete
Silk reviews
A collection of one-shots based on prompts, mostly with romantic or AU leanings. Many will be m/m, some will be gen. Each 'chapter' will be rated separately.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,860 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/23/2011 - Published: 11/30/2011
Old Habits reviews
f!Hawke/Fenris. "He knows he needs to tell her, offer her the chance to understand markings such as his go much deeper than skin. The schism between knowing and doing, however, feels infinite."
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 14,562 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 7 - Published: 11/26/2011 - Fenris, Hawke (M) - Complete
Sleep Without Dreams reviews
f!Hawke/Fenris. Human noble and escaped elven slave. Tales beginning as such and ending with anything other than misery did not exist outside fantasy. Were he not so weak, he would walk away.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,596 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/24/2011 - Fenris, Hawke (M) - Complete
Careful What You Wish For reviews
Some things are worth wishing for, others are not. Contains potentially triggering material, including non-consensual sexual situations.
Dragon Age - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,128 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/24/2011 - Fenris - Complete
And On The Way I Lost It
Short AU set in a distant future.
Farscape - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,129 - Published: 7/31/2011
Understandings
Aeryn and angst. It's all familiar and she doesn't understand.
Farscape - Rated: M - English - Angst/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,455 - Published: 7/25/2011
Disillusion
A short bit written during the series' original run.
Farscape - Rated: T - English - Angst/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 709 - Published: 7/24/2011
A Little Too Late reviews
Aeryn and post-Fractures emotional fallout.
Farscape - Rated: T - English - Angst/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,741 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/24/2011 - Complete
The Good Times
In 'Infinite Possibilities: Icarus Abides' Aeryn spoke of the 'good times'; this is my idea of what one of those times might have been like given what a good time in Farscape-land is like . Complete.
Farscape - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 18,430 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/21/2011 - Complete
Hold Out Your Hand reviews
AU, following Dog With Two Bones, written during S2/S3 hiatus. Explores the darker aspect of John giving up everything under the right circumstances. Complete, with an alternate POV epilogue.
Farscape - Rated: M - English - Angst/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 19,461 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/19/2011 - Complete